American Idol 2012 Live Recap: The Final Two Performances! (VIDEOS)

On American Idol 2012 Tuesday night, Phillip Phillips and Jessica Sanchez will sing their hearts out to convince the voters they should be the one to walk away with the title. Right now the American Idol 2012 predictions for who will win this year are all over the place. While Phillip Phillips seems to have a slight advantage in the fan polls and predictions, the voters have proven those predictions wrong before this season and in previous years.

Who will win American Idol 2012? Will Phillip Phillips bring home a fifth season win for the guys? Or will tiny Jessica Sanchez finally break the streak and give us our first female American idol winner since Jordin Sparks? Join us for our American Idol 2012 live finals recap of the performances and see vote for your favorite this week!

WARNING: AMERICAN IDOL 2012 SPOILERS AHEAD!

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And here we go! Judges commentary will come at the ends of the rounds instead of after each performance tonight

American Idol 2012 Top 2 Performances – Executive Produce Simon Fuller Choice

Jessica Sanchez – “I Have Nothing” by Whitney Houston

Judges: Jennifer Lopez says she really can’t compare the two performances and America has a tough job. They just have to decide who is making them pick up the phone and vote. Randy Jackson thinks the first round went to Jessica Sanchez. Steven Tyler doesn’t get to say anything. Move it along little dawgies!

Vote: 1-866-IDOLS-01, 03, 05, or 07

Phillip Phillips – “Stand By Me” by Ben E. King

Judges: Jennifer Lopez says she really can’t compare the two performances and America has a tough job. They just have to decide who is making them pick up the phone and vote. Randy Jackson thinks the first round went to Jessica Sanchez. Steven Tyler doesn’t get to say anything. Move it along little dawgies!

Vote: 1-866-IDOLS-02, 04, 06, 08

American Idol 2012 Top 2 Performances – Contestant’s Favorite Previous Song

Jessica Sanchez – “The Prayer” by Celine Dion

Judges: Steven Tyler thinks round two went to Jessica. Jennifer Lopez says the round went to Phillip. Randy Jackson thought it was a tie.

Vote: 1-866-IDOLS-01, 03, 05, or 07

Phillip Phillips – “Movin’ Out” by Billy Joel

Judges: Steven Tyler thinks round two went to Jessica. Jennifer Lopez says the round went to Phillip. Randy Jackson thought it was a tie.

Vote: 1-866-IDOLS-02, 04, 06, 08

American Idol 2012 Top 2 Performances – Winner’s Song

Jessica Sanchez – “Change Nothing” (Idol Winner’s Song)

Judges: Randy Jackson says Jennifer has really come a long way. He did not really love the song, but she made more of it than it was with her Beyoncé swag. She thought the song was just okay, but she brought it to life. Jennifer says she would not have done this song as her first single as an Idol. Steven thinks it was not a great song for her but she knows how good she can sing.

Vote: 1-866-IDOLS-01, 03, 05, or 07

Phillip Phillips – “Home” (Idol Winner’s Song)

Judges: Phillip receives a standing ovation from the judges! Randy says he totally loves the song and he loves Phillip and the whole performance. The audience is clapping so hard it is hard for him to speak. Jennifer says Phillip doesn’t sound like anyone else and no one is out there that sounds like him. (Except Dave Matthews maybe J-Lo?) Steven says Phillip has made the world his home; he was perfect and he’s the man.

Vote: 1-866-IDOLS-02, 04, 06, 08

That’s a wrap for the American Idol 2012 finals performance show! Tell us what you think of how it all went down tonight in our comments section below!

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74 thoughts on “American Idol 2012 Live Recap: The Final Two Performances! (VIDEOS)”

  1. Im sure millions of viewers like myself are wondering WHY last week durinng the voting, the phone numbers for Joshua Leditt were so busy that neither I or my family members couldnt get through, but he was Voted Off?? I think somethings shady going on with AI, sorry to say this will be our last season watching…Im sure others feel the same…very disappointed!!!!

  2. I LOVE PHILLIP NO MISTAKE WITH THE VOTES HE JUST WASN’T AS GOOD AS PHILLIP OR JESSICA THAT NIGHT.

  3. Actually Phillips were just as busy, I was barely able to vote for him cuz all 3 of his numbers were busy.

  4. My cell phone (T-Mobile) was busy all 2 hours trying to vote for Jessica also. But I used my land line and I got through and voted online also.

  5. i soooo love phillip Phillips and no doubt he is the winner from the get go. I so wanted him to sing “give a lil more” by maroon 5 again. but all in all…WE LOVE PHILLIP PHILLIPS HERE IN NIGERIA

  6. Joshwa and Jessica are the two better singers hands down not phillip must be some cheating won’t be watching the show next year

  7. Philip is it… I never went online to listen to the songs again. He is something unique and special like no other.

  8. Phillip no doubt about his ability to make music his own, Jessica not original very predictable.

  9. Jessica should and would win! She’ll be the youngest and first female in 5 years to win and first Mexipino winner! Not another WGWG, give me a break AI. It’ll be the end of American Idol if another White Guy With a Guitar win again!

  10. phillip is very unique and talented. jessica has the talent to copy big singers like celine,whitney and mariah. i am looking for someone who is special in writing songs and singing with their own style.

  11. did you hear the voice of PP ouchhhh, nothing,listen to the angelic voice of JESSICA, come onnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn

  12. OMG,THE VOICE OF jessica SO ANGELIC, SO FLAWLESS, go JESSICA,GOD WILL SHOW HIS GRACE ON YOU. Phillip aww

  13. Something wrong with the line. My friend cast a vote for Jessica through Jessica’s number but she received a message saying “thanks for voting for Phillip.”

  14. i am Nigerian, everyone watches the show here too. but sadly we cant vote if not our vote goes to Phillip Phillip. listen to him, he also has world wide appeal

  15. They have to give PP2 a marching band and back up singer to try to make him sound better? I still like Jessica rendition a lot better, no drama , no marching band to help out like PP2. Just pure talent for Jessica.

  16. What with these Judges? their standing Ovation lost their meaning since they gave Joshua S.O. every week.Where does that get Joshua?

  17. This looks rigged.  They say its all about song choices.  What choice do they have if they’re handed over a song that’s not good for them.   “You brought life to a song that is not good…… like its her fault!!! Don’t let anyone put you down Jessica.  You are more than good!!!

  18. Will not be watching next year either.  I think Joshua should have won. I work for a large company and most everyone said they would pay money to go see Joshua before any of the others.

  19. yeah, jessica imitated the big singers like whitney & celine, but it was yawn…no originality, all done before. her market is saturated. she will struggle in the music industry.

  20. No way that happened. They say thanks for voting for contestant number…whatever they are. They don’t say names. Nice try.

  21. I aggree, they made a not very nice song for Jessica but the point is she sang it beautifully & w/ those high notes, she is so flawless, she made the not so good song beautiful.

  22. those who think the likes of Whitney Houston or Mariah Carey should never be replaced, you need to think again. The old divas are getting old and new ones shld and would replace them. There’s always room for all types of good, natural and exceptional talents. They’re both talented but it’s quite obvious PP’s appeal is his looks not his singing prowess.  Talking abt uniqueness as some of his die hard fans insist, he is not unique bec Dave Matthews was before him. PP and JS both have a different appeal. the question is would there ever be an AI from a different ethnicity (nothing to do w/ racism or discrimination blah blah) just asking, you’ve had black and white AI’s, never an Asian or a Hispanic or a Hispanic/Asian or other ethnicity, again just asking. It would probably have been a more exciting finale if it was JL vs. JS. We know both of them can sing more than 4 songs in a concert w/o looking like they’re cringing in constipation (sorry, but it is what it is, that’s how it looks). Well…worth the money.

  23. Exactly…. It doesn’t say their names!!! And iv been trying to get through on Phillips lines all night am I have AT&T and I keep getting “call failed” or all circuits r busy!!!! So it’s going on for both contestants …. Quit trying to blame it on “bad voting or cheating in some way””!!!!!!

  24. Phillip was not good in singing home, only the marching band and back up singers helped him..and unfair for Jessica that Philip received standing ovation. Jessica renderred her excellent even if she was sitting.  GO JESSICA, MAY GOD BE WITH U AT THIS VERY SPECIAL MOMENT OF YOUR LIFE.

  25. Phillip was not good in singing home, only the marching band and back up singers helped him..and unfair for Jessica that Philip received standing ovation. Jessica renderred her excellent even if she was sitting.  GO JESSICA, MAY GOD BE WITH U AT THIS VERY SPECIAL MOMENT OF YOUR LIFE.

  26. I really think the Producer told the Judges to give PP2 standing ovation to try to misled the viewers into believing he was really that good because he was so behind after the 2 performances to help him to have a change against Jessica. so lame!!

  27. I really think the Producer told the Judges to give PP2 standing ovation to try to misled the viewers into believing he was really that good because he was so behind after the 2 performances to help him to have a change against Jessica. so lame!!

  28.  What’s wrong with the judges? there is no reason for a standing ovation for PP2. It was a lousy song for me. Jessica deserve to win.

  29.  What’s wrong with the judges? there is no reason for a standing ovation for PP2. It was a lousy song for me. Jessica deserve to win.

  30. when i listen and watch phillip sing it feels like im already at his concert, He is very original and amazing and you can see the music pour out of his body and jessica has a good voice but when watching her I feel like im watching auditions not at her concert, I dont feel anything when watching her

  31. when i listen and watch phillip sing it feels like im already at his concert, He is very original and amazing and you can see the music pour out of his body and jessica has a good voice but when watching her I feel like im watching auditions not at her concert, I dont feel anything when watching her

  32.  Jessica and Phillip, man that is a hard choice, I will still buy both cd’s..they both are bad ass:)

  33. YOUR RIGHT AND ITS UNFAIR, Jessica did her best but still no standing ovation,,i think now its the time to think that favoritism is so clear…

  34. the song HOME of Pp is so flat, did he desereved that standing ovation? God so boring as in nothing not remarkable…be fair

  35. Jessica is a testament of how vast her vocal range can be. She’s no copycat, just a demonstration of how she can rise to the ranks of the great artists (Mariah, Whitney, Celine). To have her sing all of those difficult songs is just showing how talented she is. Phil is special. He’s got his own sound (albeit Dave Matthews comes to mind more often) but not entirely unique. He’s got talent so does David Cook, Taylor Hicks and Kris Allen (all with humdrum careers)! I guess th judges’ standing ovation was a ploy to confuse the voters. That was such a feeble gesture for such a lame song. C’mon world, we need a Jessica this time, not another WGWG! All the best Jes, God bless!

  36. what do you mean the word COPY? come on just listen to the voice yes PP is unique coz he doesnt have voice at all…

  37. Does anyone remember she was voted off? Viewers voted her off and she was saved by the judges. She will be voted off again. Phillip was never in the bottom three. Always original and more comercial than jessica.
    If you take her out of the confort zone shes an average teen girl wanna be… but always sings ballads or may I say screaming them!!!

  38.  that is a matter of opinion not everyone likes the same whitney mirah celine ect…………

  39. Go Jessica.. Our prayers be with U.. Small Girl with a Small Dream.. Soon it all come true baby! Congrats in advance..

  40. its bcoz their so bias.. JESS isnt really bloody american thats why.. judges showing affection on PP coz they want him to win.. Jessica almost lose breath from her song but doesnt appreciate such great talent.. STUPID contest! there’s always rejections on asian people!

  41. This is a singing contest…. Not a unique voice contest… So the singer with the best voice should win… Go JESSICA!

  42. The Judges only showed that they really wanted an American to win AI… A standing O with just an ok song… Come on… The frist 2 songs of JESSICA was perfect… Give credit where credit is due…JESSICA all the way!!!

  43. Hmmm… Lets analyze this with a twist… Say PP and JS joins Mexican Idol to gether with the rest of the final 5… Do you think PP will reach bottom 3….  Its based on demographics dude…

  44. the 3 judges are just obviously putting down jessica even she did a very impressive performance, like randy jackson did last final 3. but peoples still love jessica….. thats why i believe that she could get higher vote against philips……

  45. It shouldn’t matter gender or where they’re from….. it’s what America votes for and wants to hear on the radio!  And if it’s another wgwg then so be it!  Jessica has a beautiful voice, and Phillip has a unique voice and style…….it’s all up to whatever America wants to listen to.  It’s going to be a tight race!  Phillip & Jessica were my favs from the beginning, then add Elise and Colton.  I started to tire of Jessica with the same thing each week in her expensive shoes and seeing how exploited she’s been growing up in competitions and pageants…

  46. I take a quick time at all Philips performance.with that kind of material you can never call it head to head.

  47. I’m so glad to know Phillip Phillips won, he has the todays young unique voice, U are todays world stylish singer, maaaaaaan, congrats !

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